Arts and Culture

Spice up your down time
Spice up your down time
Stay with Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
A Man of Africa: The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer provides a window into the paternalism and white superiority embedded in the...
Another Nigerian star emerges
Another Nigerian star emerges
It is refreshing to behold a bright new voice in contemporary literature. Ayòbámi Adébáyò calls on the courage of her convictions to tackle...
The man behind the camera
The man behind the camera
In his work black is beautiful. This realisation eclipses as something foreign in South Africa. Unfamiliar. A novelty. Black is seldom shown nor...
Some are more valid than others
Some are more valid than others
Two countries. Some true stories. During the recent Supreme Court hearing about the elections in Kenya, the lawyers for the electoral commission’s main piece of evidence on why the election should not have been declared null and void was a video of John Kerry stating that the...
The pitfalls of becoming a #blessed one
The pitfalls of becoming a #blessed one
THE BLESSED GIRL by Angela Makholwa (Pan Macmillan)
The art of darkness
The art of darkness
‘I don’t know, it’s probably just the human condition. Maybe we’re all just fucking depressed,” says Charl Blignaut. He throws up his...
A mind map of the soul
A mind map of the soul
In his biography People Funny Boy, reggae producer and artist Lee Perry responds to questions about the origin of the song I Am a...
Self-care through the art of drag
Self-care through the art of drag
“Drag is a statement of my queer imagination. It allows me to express myself in such a fearless and fierce way,” says Belinda Qaqamba Fassie,...
My mother raised a brick house
My mother raised a brick house
When my mother raised me, it was as if she was building a replica of her brick house.
We cannot continue to suffer in silence
We cannot continue to suffer in silence
Sometimes I wonder whether other people ever feel so heavy that it seems almost impossible to wake up and face the day.
Words can banish our ghosts
Words can banish our ghosts
There’s just something about poetry.
Us in the house of mirrors
Us in the house of mirrors
We have suffered from different stages of the same illness, my aunt and I — something akin to fatigue. I was 15, she was 50. We lived and hid...
Staying sane in a trying industry
Staying sane in a trying industry
Diliza Moabi makes his son wear his pants sagging. Young Kwame, with black hair thick as sheep’s wool, doesn’t like it. He opts, regularly, to...

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